Policy Proposal: Rationale for Proposed Policy

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Highest Quality Rating (4 points)

Presentation articulates a clear policy proposal and provides evidence or reasoning in support of the proposed policy    

Written Example:  Students in a leadership collective in their housing community are concerned with the property managers lack of communication with residents regarding eviction and fines. In a presentation at the monthly resident meeting, the students share an example of a successful program from a community similar to their own that significantly reduced eviction rates and fines. The policy they propose outlines similar communication escalation processes and demands that all communication be in the residents first language.

Video Example: In their presentation the students present a strong case for their selected policy proposal. After reviewing other possible policies and why they did not select to pursue them, the students propose a mandatory and government funded class on cyber-bullying as the best policy proposal based on their research.Their justification incorporates quotes from interviews with school counselors, police officers and other local experts.


Higher Quality Rating (3 points)

Presentation articulates a clear policy proposal but offers incomplete or confusing evidence or reasoning in support of the proposed policy.

Example: In their presentation to the community about a proposed policy that will ensure more clear communication between residents and the property manager of the housing community, the students share narratives of miscommunication but also highlight the times when the property manager has used effective communication with residents such as speaking in their first language.

 


Mid-Quality Rating (2 points)

Presentation articulates a clear policy proposal but no evidence or reasoning is provided in support.   

Written Example: In their presentation to the community about the necessity of a policy that lays out clear communication escalation processes for the benefit of residents, the students do not share how not having this policy is currently affecting residents.

Video Example: Although the students articulate their policy proposal as the creation of a club for all three schools occupying one campus in order to connect their peers - “Our specific vision is for our community to come together to overcome prejudice and stereotypes set against us and improve our way of thinking.”- the presenters do not provide evidence that supports this proposal. Although they interviewed the school psychologist, this data does not support the creation of the club as the psychologist offered tips on how to recruit students, not why the club is necessary or helpful.

Lower Quality Rating (1 point)

No policy proposal is offered.

Example: The students in the leadership collective present the data collected from their interviews with residents but do not articulate a clear policy to address the communication issues between residents and the property manager. The students only mention that a change is necessary.